Sector Opportunities

Torbay Call Out for Creative Lead Practitioners

Literature Works are looking for two Creative Lead practitioners to help shape and realise community-based creative activities, using words and stories for self-expression and wellbeing.

Calling out to Torbay: a fantastic opportunity for two Creative Lead practitioners to help shape and realise community-based creative activities, using words and stories for self-expression and wellbeing.

This is a developing area for Literature Works and one that they are very excited about. Join Literature Works in co-designing work which harnesses the power of our stories to shape our lives and strengthen our communities.

Literature Works are developing a model with self-expression through stories and creative writing at its heart: a powerful tool for community building and supporting marginalised groups.

Literature Works co-create activities and courses with groups who are marginalised, at risk, or experiencing life challenges. This way, the communities Literature Works work with have a role in designing how they use creative expression through words and what they want to learn and produce. The initial phase focuses on three places in the region: Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth.  There, Literature Works are developing a model, which they can locate in other priority places around the South West in coming years.

Literature Works secured funding to work in 2022 with community groups in Plymouth and in Torbay.  In Plymouth they are delivering in partnership with participatory arts experts, Take A Part. The next step together will be to facilitate a creative writing issue of the Echoes from Coxside community newspaper, which Literature Works first supported through their Annual Fund in 2020.  In Torbay, they will be working across a range of organisations which support people and groups in recovery.

This work is supported by the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

For more information visit https://literatureworks.org.uk/projects/community-writing/

Deadline: Sunday 16th January 2022

Contract period: A six-month period from February to July 2022.

Remuneration: A freelance contract and fee of £3,500 are offered, composed of £1,750 for each of two short courses or interventions. This includes preparation, outreach and delivery of 5 sessions or equivalent for each course or intervention. 3.

Reporting to: Literature Works CEO 4.

Responsible for: Delivery of two ‘Community Writing’ creative short courses with two community groups, including preparatory co-design and outreach.

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